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New Mexico Biennium Courses

These courses meet the requirements for New Mexico Biennium education and include Hate Crimes, Interaction with Persons with Mental Impairment, Legal Update and more.

Course Name Course Description Length
NM Biennium: Child Abuse or Neglect Investigations Law enforcement is not the only agency responsible for the well-being of children in their communities; agencies must work together to protect abused children. However, law enforcement officers must be properly trained on the various facets of child abuse in their communities. In this course, learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge concerning the crime and social issue of child abuse, including the dynamics of why people abuse children and the results of that abuse. 2h
NM Biennium: Domestic Violence Training This course will provide the students with a basic understanding of the New Mexico Statues regarding domestic violence, as well as statistics and officer safety and survival onsiderations during Domestic Violence calls for service, including the signs and symptoms of Non-Lethal Strangulation. 1h
NM Biennium: Ensuring Child Safety Upon Parental Arrest The goal of this Biennium in-service training is to provide law enforcement personnel with information regarding their responsibilities as they pertain to the identification of dependent children when the parents are arrested. More than 7 million children have a parent under some form of correctional supervision. According to Connect for Kids/Child Advocacy, in a recent study in California, 70% of children who were present at a parental arrest saw
their parents being handcuffed. Witnessing a parent’s arrest can be traumatizing. It is law enforcement’s responsibility to mitigate that trauma as much as possible.
NM Biennium: Hate Crimes In the famous words of the philosopher George Santayana: Those who do not learn from history are doomed torepeat it. In order to halt the prevalence of hate crimes in our country, we must revisit examples from the past and learn from them. In this course, we will discuss defining a hate crime, historical instances, and common concerns. We will explore landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions and their implications and the role of police. Lastly, we will discuss hate crime statistics in New Mexico and the future of hate crimes. 2h
NM Biennium: Legal Update Each year brings new challenges and opportunities to law enforcement in the state of New Mexico. Law enforcement officers are constantly learning new techniques, guidelines, and this is no exception with updates to existing laws. This course covers the most recent legal updates law enforcement officers should know to effectively perform their daily duties. 2h
NM Biennium: Missing Persons/AMBER Alert In this New Mexico Biennium course, learners will review the NM statutes that pertain to missing persons and issuing Amber, Brittany, and Silver Alerts. The course will cover important definitions and procedures law enforcement must follow in the event of missing or endangered persons as well as the forms they must use in the course of issuing or canceling an alert. 1h
NM Biennium: Safe Pursuit Act This course will refresh the student with regard to the Safe Pursuit Act and its requirements. This course will also provide information regarding the decision to initiate, continue and terminate a pursuit and how the interest in public safety weighs against that decision. 4h